Thursday, September 22, 2011

So Long Summer (sigh!!)

Summer went by wayyyyy too fast!! I am not ready for those long, blistery, super long, cold, and did I mention long, months of winter here in Utah. Here is what we were up to this summer (sigh again, sniff, sniff).....
We went swimming nearly every single day here-I love our pool!

Madeline and Diesel both learned to ride their bikes in about 15 minutes!

Madeline and her Fairy House (still waiting to catch that Tinkerbell:))

First day of first grade. It was harder than I thought-I cried the first 2 days and now I can't wait for them all to be in college!!

Boating with Aunt Candace and Uncle Mat.

Bike rides and lots of playing at the new splash pad (not shown)

For me, running and more running-Here I am at the Freedom Half Marathon (4th of July) and I proudly came in 3rd!!!!

Madeline's Ballet performance.

Monday, September 12, 2011

God Bless America.

Yesterday I felt especially grateful and blessed that I not only have many family members serving our Country (along with so many others) but that we are all alive and healthy and live in the greatest place on earth. Take a minute to remember those that have lost loved ones 10 years ago and thank those that have been serving to keep America strong......

Thanks again Kat for these beautiful pictures.....

Monday, June 20, 2011


So Diesel has had his puppy ever since his Grandma Johnson gave it to him when he was 2 days old. He loves, loves, loves this thing!! He often takes it places and leaves it places and sleeps with it and watches TV with it, and did I mention he loves, loves, loves his puppy?!! So 5 months ago, puppy goes missing. Madeline, who is guilty of hiding it from Diesel as punishment, claims to have no idea where it is. Puppy is not at any of our family's houses. Where is that blasted puppy? Diesel was sad for weeks, no months. 4 months into the missing puppy epidemic and after I tear my house and garage apart, we get him a new one online. Barks comes in the mail and Diesel instantly loves him. Now, 2 weeks after that, I find puppy!! It's a miracle!! Now Diesel has 2 puppies who sleep with him:)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vegas Vacation!

Lounging (and frying) at the pool. I love to sit and people watch, read my book and drink my Crystal Light. Brady loves to make friends with young Russian boys and then lay there for about 10 minutes until he's bored out of his mind!!

Treasure Island (lookin' fine Brady!!)

In front of the Beach Club.....

The Bellagio....

In front of the Trinity Fountain in Italy?? Nope, near Caesar's Palace and some awesome shopping!!

This was taken inside the Wynn Theater. We saw 'La Reve' and it was incredible and so entertaining (even for the price:)but not the greatest picture).

Monday, April 25, 2011

Love My Family!

A daddy/ daughter day. Brady took Madeline to school with him then to The Pie for lunch and then bowling! Why don't I get these well-planned out and fun dates??

Playing pirates-they played all morning and didn't even fight! I really loved my job today.

Arghh, a cute little stow-away!

A night at the Library?? I have always loved the library, especially if it involves free entertainment, story-time, western activities and chocolate!

The kids made rainbow toast on St. Patrick's day and drank up green milk.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lovely New Book!

So if you have not yet read any of the Pinkilicious Books, you have been missing out. Victoria Kann's 4th book 'Silverlicious' is super-cute and even Diesel loves these girly little life-lesson books. Give 'em a try if you haven't already.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Kiss-Kiss, Hug-Hug Day...

1. My fun-loving, handsome husband (of course!)
2. My kids (when they are not fighting)
3. Gray dancing to Katy Perry and AC/DC
4. Freshly washed sheets on my bed (I would wash them everyday if I had more time and no care for the environment.
5. A hot cup of green tea and a great book
6. Peanut Butter
7. Running without pain in my foot or ankle
8. The serene moment just before I am about to fall asleep
9. A good fake tan
10. My old comfy sweats